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The Netherlands to Allocate A Further €400 Million to Ukraine

The Dutch government will provide Ukraine with an additional €400 million of aid this year, according to an article from Dutch news service RTL Nieuws. This will come in addition to the €2 billion that the Netherlands has already committed as part of the security cooperation agreement with Ukraine signed in Kharkiv.

“Thank you Mark, thank you to the Dutch people! This is an exemplary example of support for Ukraine,” wrote President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on his Telegram channel after a phone call with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

In early March, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte signed a ten-year security cooperation agreement between the two countries. This included the initial €2 billion in aid and a strong military commitment to provide Ukraine with modern military equipment and support its defense industry. 

  • Ukraine can also count on financial support from the Netherlands in 2025. In the Spring Memorandum, the current government of the Netherlands—which will soon resign—has already budgeted €1.5 billion to support Ukraine in 2025. The money is mainly intended for military support.

  • Additionally, Germany has decided to provide one more Patriot air-defense system to Ukraine. This was unveiled by Zelenskyy on April 13th, after his phone call with the Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz. 

  • Ukraine will continue to work with Germany on an additional IRIS-T system and missiles for existing air-defense systems. 

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